Master of Teaching (Secondary)

UNSW Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00098G

This program is an accelerated preservice secondary teacher education course. UNSW Secondary Teaching programs are designed to support graduate students in their transition into their first year of teaching and offers students the opportunity to learn innovative teaching methods that link practice with theory. Students of Secondary Teaching will gain advanced skills in effective unit and lesson planning, assessment and reporting design. Emphasis is placed on enhanced communication skills to ensure effective classroom communication, the practice of reflective teaching and the desire to continually improve professional knowledge and practice.

Designed for

Intending secondary school teachers


The program consists of 16 compulsory and elective courses, including either one double method or two single method courses. Additionally, students will undertake 65 days of supervised and assessed teaching practice, including community engagement, and are supported in their first year of teaching to gain accreditation for the next stage of their professional competence. Note that the first year of study is normally undertaken over 3 semesters in one calendar year with students completing 30 UOC in Semester 1 & 2 and 12 UOC in November/December (T2C). The second year of the study is normally undertaken part-time over 2 semesters while students are in their first year of teaching employment, although students can accelerate by undertaking up to 12 UOC of electives in the summer semester.


  • Education-Aboriginal studies
  • Education-business studies
  • Education-drama
  • Education-economics
  • Education-English (double or single method)
  • Education-English as a second language (ESL)
  • Education-geography
  • Education-history (double or single method)
  • Education-languages (French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean)
  • Education-legal studies
  • Education-society and culture
  • Education-mathematics (double or single method)
  • Education-music
  • Education-science (double method)
  • Education-visual arts (double or single method)

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree or equivalent with appropriate studies in the chosen relevant teaching specialisation/s


NSW Education Standards Authority

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Kensington No information available No No information available

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